Interim Head of HR

Cheshire, North West, Hybrid,

Fixed Term Contract – 6 Months, Full Time

Salary TBA Benefits package included below.


Your Company

 Our client is the world’s largest survival technology provider. For over 166 years, we have been protecting lives in the air, on land and at sea, through the design, manufacture, and servicing of Survival Technology.


Today, we are a global community of over 3,000 professionals with presence in 96 countries partnering with our customers to provide innovative solutions that reduce risk and help keep you safe.


Your New Role

Are you a HR guru with a passion for people and an aptitude for transformation? Do you thrive on building inclusive cultures and fostering a positive work environment? If you’re ready to take on a challenge and lead our HR initiatives, then you should apply for this role!

As the Interim Head of HR, you’ll be an engineer and driver of our people strategy, recruitment, development, and engagement efforts that make us stand out from the crowd. If you’re a strategic thinker with a knack for nurturing and retaining top talent while cultivating a vibrant and inclusive workplace culture, then this is the role for you.

What You Can Expect from the Role

 Key Responsibilities and accountabilities:

·       Communicate people strategy and its relationship to the wider company mission, vision, and values. Clarifies the actions needed to implement people strategy within allocated business areas, motivating people to commit to these and to doing extraordinary things to achieve company business goals

·       Provides direct partnering to an Executive Managing Director. Develops partnering relationships with the local leadership team, building high levels of professional credibility and mutual trust, and ensuring that internal clients have access to high-quality advice and guidance to support them in delivering business strategy and plans

·       Identifies and manages stakeholders to Senior Management level, finding out their needs/issues/concerns and reacting to these by leading and coordinating the development of stakeholder engagement plans to support the communication of business information and decisions

·       Develops procedures and interprets and applies policy for a specific business area to achieve specified outputs. Advises the business area on application of policy, supporting and monitoring implementation of those procedures within business area

·       Identifies requirements for HR frameworks and tools within a key area of responsibility to meet business needs. Specifies the design and manages development and implementation, ensuring compliance with external requirements and integration with the broader HR policy framework

·       Ensures relationships with country specific senior trade union representatives and/or members of works councils are in place and effective. Acts as escalation point in key consultations and negotiations. Collaborates with senior colleagues to clarify business objectives and negotiating positions to deliver outcomes that meet these objectives and are consistent with Company Values

·       Investigates complex business questions, using a wide range of HR data to diagnose underlying causes of key business issues and identifies opportunity to enhance colleague experience and/or improve business performance

·       Investigates and proposes solutions to complex and/or contentious Employee Relations cases in partnership with line managers. Coordinates the company response to legal cases brought by individuals; contributes to the preparation of legal submissions and ensure all parties complete casework accurately and within deadlines

·       Create an environment where everyone in the team can live the company Values

·       Create an inclusive environment where our people feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work

·       Understand, uphold, and contribute to creating a safety-first culture within company. Ensure a safe and healthy working environment

·       Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gain or maintain external professional accreditation where relevant to improve performance and fulfil personal potential. Maintains an in-depth understanding of technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media

You will have the opportunity to develop in your role and feel proud of the work you do. Working for our client is fast paced, challenging and incredibly rewarding. This is not just another job; this is your career.


The Experience, Qualifications and Skills You Will Have

Essential Criteria

·       Demonstrable experience working within a general HR environment

·       Experience providing partnering to leadership in a complex, global organisation

·       Ideally you will be CIPD Level 7 qualified

·       Willingness to challenge the status quo and improve on the standard

·       Self-motivated

Why You Should Work for Us (UK Benefits)

·       33 days holidays including public holidays

·       Your birthday off work

·       Hybrid/Remote Working Policy

·       Cycle to Work Scheme

·       Life Assurance up to 4x salary

·       Pension Scheme

·       Training & Professional Development Opportunities

·       Employee Assistance Programme

·       Workplace Reward & Recognition scheme